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Newsmaker: Tracey McCants Lewis

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'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

Noteworthy: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court appointed Lewis to its 13-member Disciplinary Board to a term ending in November 2015. Her first meeting as a member is next month.

Age: 42

Residence: Manchester

Family: Husband, Khalif Ali; daughter, Dajia Ali, 18; and son, Marcelius Lewis, 16

Occupation: She is an assistant professor and assistant director of the Clinical Legal Education program at Duquesne University School of Law, where she focuses her scholarship on critical race theory, feminist legal theory and the application of legal storytelling in clinical legal education.

Background: A member of the Pennsylvania State Bar, McCants Lewis formerly practiced law as an associate with K&L Gates, Downtown, and served as a law clerk for state Supreme Court Justice Max Baer of Mt. Lebanon.

Education: Bachelor's degree from Gannon University and a law degree from Duquesne

Quote: “It is a great honor to me to serve on a board that ensures that the residents of the Commonwealth have access to competent, ethical legal services and that attorneys are providing quality service to their clients, to the bench and to the bar.”

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